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A: There is no bad time to visit Costa Rica. Traditionally, if it is raining on one coast it is usually sunny on the other. The country is full of Microclimates which means you can travel 30 minutes and the weather will be different. Costa Rica is beautiful and offers an amazing selection of animals, birds, and plant life all year long. Activities are available all year long. The busiest times of the year are the week between Christmas and New Years’ and Easter week.

A: The Arenal Volcano does not have lava flowing currently, but it is still rumbling and puffing smoke every now and then. It is awe-inspiring to see this huge, perfectly cone-shaped volcano.

A: Costa Rica is fully open to tourism. There are fewer tourists than in past years making the beaches and activities less populated. There are restrictions on the number of people allowed on a tour, on transportation, and in restaurants. People are required to wear facemasks and you must wash your hands before entering and antiseptic gel must be used. Costa Rica has been particularly good at following government guidelines for public safety. Other than these minor changes in habit, everything is normal in Costa Rica.

A: The pandemic situation is serious all over the world. Costa Rica has guidelines in place to protect visitors and locals. If everyone follows the rules is it safe. Because of our small population and quick action by the government, Costa Rica is better off than many other countries around the world.

A: This is a personal answer for everyone. It is all based on your comfort level. Costa Rica has guidelines in place to protect the people that live here and the tourists that visit. If you follow all the protocols, use common sense, it is safe to visit Costa Rica.

A: The Arenal Volcano is approximately a 2 ½ hour drive from both the San Jose airport and the Liberia airport.

A: You will be surprised to know that sloths can be found in almost every corner of Costa Rica. They are the most abundant and easiest to see in the Arenal Volcano area, In the Osa peninsula, and on the Caribbean coast.

A: Costa Rica is a small country and easy to get around, infrastructure is good. However, it seems no route is in a straight line which means that at times to travel a short distance may take a long time. It also depends on your preferred mode of transportation; public bus may take the longest depending on routes and connections. Many popular locations offered point to point shared shuttles on a set schedule. You can also travel by private shuttle to fit your schedule or rent a car. If you rent a car keep in mind that GPS and Apps may not be 100% accurate.

A: Yes it is. The infrastructure in Costa Rica is good and getting better. You do need to keep in mind that many of the routes are not direct with straight roads, there can be many hills/mountains to cross and there may be many curves. Not all curves are marked with signs. Many of the side roads do not have lighting or reflective markers for night driving. Wildlife and farm animals are commonly seen on the roadways. There are many one-lane bridges. GPS and Apps may not be 100% accurate. Common sense and driving defensively is especially important. It is best to be at your destination by sunset. With all that being said, renting a car is still a good option and gives you the freedom to explore on your own.

A: Monteverde is an amazing location to explore the beautiful and diverse animal and plant life in a Cloud Forest. There are many activities to enjoy such as mountain biking trails, hiking many reserves and parks, zipline, hanging bridges, gondola rides, horse tours, night jungle tours. There are plantations for coffee, sugar cane, and chocolate. There are cheese producers you can visit. Local artisans, and many wonderful shops, and excellent restaurants just to name a few options.

A: The Caribbean coast is famous for its warm, blue tropical waters, and with plenty of rainfall the lush jungles are teaming with wildlife. Beaches are long and range from white sand to black sand. If you want to be active you can visit an authentic Bri-Bri tribal village, there are sloth rescue centers, turtle beaches, guided hikes. You can enjoy a thrilling zipline. Take an ATV or horse tour. Go fishing, Snorkeling, Surfing, or Scuba diving. You can feel the Jamaican influence on this coast, where time moves slower.

A: Turtles come ashore and nest in many locations on both coasts. Tortuguero on the North-East coast of Costa Rica is world-famous for Giant leatherback, Hawksbill, and Loggerhead turtles. Camaronal on the North-West coast has mass nesting (Arribada) in the tens of thousands of Olive Ridley turtle. The Osa Peninsula on the South-West coast receives Giant leatherback, Hawksbill, and Loggerhead turtles. These are the major locations but there are many others throughout Costa Rica.

A: The park itself is not, they limit the number of people allowed to enter per day to preserve the pristine park and control the noise and disturbance to the animal life. Outside the park, the area can feel “touristy” because there is one main road in and out so all the traffic is on this road however stepping off that road you will find peace and tranquility. Like all great destinations in the world, there is a very good reason they are popular.

A: Nosara is an excellent beach to surf from. Strong surfing waves are available 24 hours a day regardless of the tide with both beach breaks and reef breaks.

A: Costa Rica is home to many volcanos and as a result has many hot springs to choose from. The areas of Arenal and Rincon de la Vieja are beautiful, accessible, and offer some of the best options.

A: Yes. Costa Rica has extremely strict regulations for these activities and regular inspections. Ziplines and Hanging bridges are over-engineered and guides must be certified in all procedures. All operators display their certification, look for it to ensure you are with a reputable company.

A: Costa Rica is a family destination and has all kinds of options for the young (and elderly) family members depending on the age and mobility. There are boat tours, ride on tours of plantations, private reserves, gondolas. There are short walking tours of parks, hanging bridge tours, night jungle tours, turtle nesting tours, dolphin and whale sighting tours. Depending on location there are zip lines that can take younger riders.

A: White water rafting is an extreme sport that can be dangerous, and incredibly fun too! The Costa Rica government has extremely strict guidelines on procedures, equipment, and training of staff. It is especially important that you use a reputable company to ensure your safety.

A: There are so many reasons but the top ones are; It is safe. It is small, It is easy to see a lot, It is amazingly beautiful, The nature is outstanding. Birds and animal life is very diverse. The people are humble, happy, and really appreciate your visit. It is a country you can visit again and again and never get tired of it.